Definition of builder in English:

builder

noun

  • 1A person who constructs something by putting parts or material together over a period of time.

    ‘a boat builder’
    • ‘The network was constructed by wireless network builder Cityspace and wireless equipment vendor BelAir Networks.’
    • ‘Use of uranium in nuclear power plants produces plutonium, and that is a key material of choice of nuclear weapons builders.’
    • ‘Most hand-made boat builders specialize in one type of boat with smaller types of boats being most common due to the space needed to construct the larger vessels.’
    • ‘An online site builder creates a web site with web forms over the Internet.’
    • ‘We are now able to send our international customers to a viable, well-known computer builder in the UK.’
    • ‘Engineers and road builders rely on water to assist in consolidating roadworks.’
    • ‘They were soldiers, Indian fighters and railroad builders and managed the development of the Western country.’
    • ‘He subsequently returned to the town in 1951 where he met Donie Aldritt, son of original plane builders.’
    • ‘For the most part you have suggested that there is no fix outside of a frame builder building up new material and then reaming it back out.’
    • ‘Addison was part of a team of engineers and road builders working on a major road between the southern city of Kandahar and the western city of Herat.’
    designer, planner, maker, constructor, deviser, contriver, establisher, creator, fabricator, architect
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    1. 1.1 A person whose job is to construct or repair houses, or to contract for their construction and repair.
      • ‘Supervising the bidding, helping to select a builder and monitoring construction also demand time.’
      • ‘A baker knows when a loaf of bread is done and a builder knows when a house is finished.’
      • ‘She plans to add an additional extension to the front of the house before the builders pack up and leave.’
      • ‘Discuss the house plans with your builder, and make sure each of these spaces is insulated to the recommended R-values.’
      • ‘It's like providing the bricks but supplying no builders and expecting the house to build itself.’
      • ‘My concern is a high repair bill if my builder says it is out of the one-year warranty.’
      • ‘Traditional builders use adobe blocks made from a mix of clay-rich soil, sand, straw and water.’
      • ‘Fitzpatrick denied that higher house prices were in builders ' interests and said his members wanted to promote price stability.’
      • ‘If the house is finished late, the builder pays the interest on the construction loan that the buyers are paying.’
      • ‘After getting a construction estimate from a builder, we decided to save money by having me act as the general contractor.’
      • ‘Since you are buying a brand new home, the builder should take responsibility for this repair.’
      • ‘At some point many homeowners want a home designed just the way they want it, not some house from a cookie cutter builder.’
      • ‘Using local builders, the houses were built by the provincial department of housing under the People's Housing Process.’
      • ‘Handel's peace was soon disrupted by builders, plasterers and masons.’
      • ‘Can we legally refuse the cash and insist that the builder perform the repairs?’
      • ‘It's like a builder selling you a house and charging extra to put locks on the doors.’
      • ‘Most new homes are covered by NHBC insurance for a decade, which ensures that any major difficulties with the house will have to be repaired by the builders.’
      • ‘He told the court his house had been flooded and builders who made repairs while he was working away had left the keys at the King's Head for him to collect.’
      • ‘The stone seller will give advice and the builder or tiler who lays your flooring will quite often know very little about the product.’
      • ‘I am renovating our house at the moment and my builder is enjoying the building ideas as much as I do!’
      construction worker, labourer, ganger, craftsman, bricklayer
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    2. 1.2[usually in combination] A person or thing that creates or develops a particular thing.
      ‘breaking the record was a real confidence builder’
      • ‘He was also a master consensus builder, rarely suffering a dissenting vote on the Fed board, an achievement that projected a powerful sense of certainty.’
      • ‘Nemo will be looking for revenge, but it cuts both ways as it is a powerful confidence builder to have beaten the Cork side at the same venue two years ago.’
      • ‘From customer safety to environmental sustainability, corporate philanthropy to community involvement, technological innovation to distribution channel management; taking solid positions on issues that impact business is a tremendous reputation builder.’
      • ‘It is a community builder and helps to bring people together in friendship so for that reason it is most important to keep it going in this Parish of which we are all proud.’
      • ‘The Americans, struggling so far in the tournament, needed a confidence builder to loosen up before the quarter-finals.’
      • ‘It can be a real character builder, confidence booster and point of pride when swimmers do crazy things in practice and succeed.’
      • ‘Seeing other women perform well is a great confidence builder, too!’
      • ‘This was a huge confidence builder for young leaders and soldiers.’
      • ‘The importance of the individual as the builder of democracy has to be recognized.’
      • ‘‘It was brilliant to be back on stage and a good confidence builder,’ she said.’
      • ‘Phase one was a confidence builder that didn't do much damage save for the loss of a Defense Zone.’
      • ‘But I soon realized it had been a great learning experience and a major confidence builder.’
      • ‘Initially, Lee's job proves to be just the confidence builder she needs.’
      • ‘For some it's a confidence builder after difficult life events, for others it's to feel proud of themselves.’
      • ‘It had to be a confidence builder for Brewster, but he deserves stronger competition to put him back in the heavyweight picture.’
      • ‘Failing to spike the ball and then taking a sack was a not a confidence builder for the club.’
      • ‘After all, this trip was billed as another confidence builder between the two leaders.’
      • ‘We don't expect illumination to be a systemic confidence builder.’
      designer, planner, architect, producer, fabricator, developer, creator
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Pronunciation

builder

/ˈbildər/